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After crazy month, Buckeyes target Troy Stellato is nation’s hottest recruit

Troy Stellato has built a very solid relationship with the coaches at Ohio State. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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After crazy month, Buckeyes target Troy Stellato is nation’s hottest recruit

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. Today’s guest is 2021 wide receiver Troy Stellato, who has quickly become one of the nation’s most sought-after junior prospects.

What started as an offer from a program he knew well at Ohio State has turned into one wild ride for Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinals Gibbons receiver Troy Stellato.

The Buckeyes offer on Sept. 15 led to an avalanche of opportunities that has seen the 6-foot, 170-pound Stellato go from a relative unknown on the national recruiting trail to the country’s hottest junior prospect in the blink of an eye. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Penn State, Florida, Florida State, Miami, USC, Oregon, Nebraska and more have all extended scholarship offers of their own in the last three weeks to the three-star prospect.

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Troy Stellato visited Ohio State earlier in October. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

Now Stellato is just trying to hang on and enjoy the ride. He’s made visits to Alabama and Ohio State in the last month and will be at Clemson for the first time soon. He’s trying to pack as much into these wild days as possible as he looks to turn the interest into intent — and intent into an eventual college decision.

How is Troy Stellato handling all the attention? What has caught the eye of these dozen or so schools during his junior season? Why does his relationship with Brian Hartline, Keenan Bailey and the rest of the Buckeyes coaching staff stand out? Find out those answers and more in this week’s edition of Birminology on Lettermen Row.

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Ohio State spent 5-6 months getting to know this young man, both personally and athletically. After offering him on September 15th, many other major colleges followed suit, site unseen. These other schools aren’t especially interested in the young man himself; they just want what Ohio State wants. Ohio State started the parade; the other schools just jumped on the bandwagon. I hope young Mr. Stellato chooses the school that actually cares about his future on a personal basis. Go Bucks!!

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Great interview.

Birm

Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.

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